Monthly Archives: February 2011

Virtual suckage

Yesterday, after owning an XBox 360 for something like a year and a half, I starting playing my first XBox 360 video game. And I sure do suck. I starting playing Mass Effect, and I have found that it’s rather difficult for me. Luckily, I knew in advance that I’m not all that, so I set the difficulties to the easiest I could, and started playing. I’m enjoying the game so far, even though I haven’t played very long.

My biggest problem is controlling the camera. I’m always running the damn thing in the wrong direction, or too far in the right direction, so I have trouble seeing the enemy and shooting them. I also have trouble remembering the controls to use for various things. I know this will all improve with play and practice. After all, this is only my second modern video game, with my previous having been Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction on the Playstation 3.

I think I played for about two hours, yesterday, and stopped mostly because I was having some wrist/hand pain from holding the controller. Definitely don’t have the gamer training, there. And in those two hours, I didn’t advance the plot much, either, as I kept getting lost in the first scenario.

Anyway, that’s it for now.